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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R C Young


Randolph Charles Young was born on 4th September 1911 and educated at Ampthill Church of England School.

He joined the RAF in September 1928 as an Aircraft Apprentice and passed out in August 1931 as a Metal Rigger. He later applied for pilot training and was selected.


With his training completed, he was serving with 23 Squadron at Northolt from February 1937 and served with it throughout the Battle of Britain.

Promoted to Warrant Officer on 1st September 1941, Young was commissioned in September 1942.
After the war he transferred to the Equipment Branch.

Young retired on 4th September 1960 as a Squadron Leader.

He died in June 1999 in Bedford.


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